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What does Bjorn mean?

Bjorn \b-jo-rn\ as a boys' name is pronounced bee-YORN. It is of Scandinavian and Old Norse origin, and the meaning of Bjorn is "bear". Variant of Bernard. Swedish tennis player Bjorn Borg.


Variations

Bjorn has 4 variants: Bjarn, Bjarne, Bjorne and Bjornsterne.

For more on this name, see also the related boy name Bern.

Bjorn has 23 more related variations via Bernard: Barnard, Barnardo, Barney, Barnhard, Barnhardo, Barnie, Barny, Bear, Bearnard, Berend, Bern, Bernardino, Bernardo, Bernarr, Bernd, Berndt, Bernhard, Bernhardo, Bernie, Bernis, Bernt, Burnard and Vernados.


Popularity

Bjorn is an unusual given name for men but a very prominent surname for all people (#47735 out of 150436, Top 32%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Charted below is the birth name popularity of Bjorn for boys. Bjorn reached its apex position of #96 in Sweden in the year 1998, but is not found in the list currently. (Top 100 Baby Names Statistics, 2013)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Bjorn name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Bjorn outside U.S.

Prominent variation forms of Bjorn are Barney, Bernard, Bernardo, Bernhard and Bernie. These boy names were at the top of their popularity during 1900-1909 (usage of 0.4372%) and have become much less popular since, with the forms Barney, Bernard, Bernardo, Bernhard and Bernie becoming somewhat outmoded. Displayed below is an analysis of the popularity of Bjorn and corresponding names. (Top 1000 Baby Names Statistics, 2014)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Barney, Bernard, Bernardo, Bernhard, Bernie in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Bjorn outside U.S.


Similar Names

Bjorn is alike in pronunciation to Born, Borne, Bourn, Burn and Byrn. Another suggested similar baby name is Gjorn. Like Bjorn, these names are not commonly used.

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